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In today’s featured cartoon, Nala Ponnappa comments on climate change and how it may intensify in the coming years, in the backdrop of heavy rainfall in Bengaluru and Delhi.
On 17 May, Bengaluru was battered by a downpour — 10 cm of rainfall in less than 90 minutes. Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials had cited climate change as they warned that the phenomenon, which had taken places after many decades, might become more frequent. Meanwhile, a bout of heavy rain accompanied by gusty winds left several parts of Delhi NCR flooded Monday, soon after a severe heatwave.
Sandeep Adhwaryu takes a dig at the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue or Quad’s commitment to tackle China when it has a sizeable trade deficit with the country.
Kirtish Bhatt has a hilarious take on recent campaigns by some Hindu groups to claim Mughal-era monuments like the Qutub Minar and Taj Mahal.
Sajith Kumar comments on pressing issues like unemployment taking a back seat while Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Tokyo to attend the Quad summit, and US President Joe Biden’s launch of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF) — a new trade deal with 12 Indo-Pacific nations, including India, to enhance trade, economic and investment opportunities — dominate headlines.
Satish Acharya takes a swipe at the Narendra Modi government’s motto ‘Sabka saath, sabka vikas’ as he draws a man searching high and low for ‘vikas’ or development.
E P Unny has some advice for those indulging in ‘temple-mosque’ politics while Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains silent on the matter.